Child Tax Benefit - Everyone Gets It???
So about 6 weeks ago I received a letter from the CRA that my Child Tax Benefit account was under review which I thought was weird as my family had never received any Child Tax payments. I just always thought that we made too much money as our family income was 6 figures. Government wanted verification of our address since 2012 as well as some pretty specific documents to verify that our kids lived with us. I pulled together the documents over a week and submitted them not thinking anything of it. Fast forward to this past Monday and we get a letter that we SHOULD have received our benefit payments all along and we will be receiving payments starting next month as well as a huge cheque in unpaid back payments. Becoming a stay at home dad last summer, this monthly payment certainly helps and solve's the question of whether we now qualified... I still don't know how you apply for this benefit but apparently everyone gets something...
Maybe its common knowledge that everyone gets this benefit but I had no idea so as a heads up if you have kids you should be receiving something regardless of income.
Hope this post helps someone.